Ecolab Rolls Out New, Rinse-free Formulations for Food & Beverage Industry

Vortexx, Vortexx ES and Oxônia Ativo 150 products receive authorization by the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) for sale in Brazil.

November 06, 2017

São Paulo, October 2017 - Ecolab, a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, recently received authorization by ANVISA to commercialize three new surface disinfectants: Vortexx, Vortexx ES and Oxônia Ativo 150. With their no-rinse formula, the new products are safe for handling and promote water savings, resulting in lower cost and increased productivity for customers.

The use of disinfectants is fundamental to ensuring safety in the food and beverage industry. When used in combination with a powerful cleaning program, they can eliminate the presence of harmful microorganisms on cooking and food-processing surfaces, reducing the risk of contamination and food-borne illnesses for consumers.

“At Ecolab, we are committed to supporting safe food and healthy environments. We have carried out countless tests and risks analyses, which demonstrate that rinse-free products are not only safe for consumers, but highly effective at disinfecting surfaces and preventing contamination,” said Israel Milaschi, vice-president for the food & beverage division of Ecolab Brazil.

About the Products

Vortexx and Vortexx ES

  • Mixed Peracetic and Peroctanoic acid-based peroxyacids that can be used for disinfection of food processing equipment surfaces.
  • Main benefits: the blends of Peroxyacids potentializes the oxidizing mechanism of the product, accelerating the interaction with the contaminants even in concentrations three times lower than those of common Peroxyacids, providing higher anti-microbial efficiency against bacteria, yeast and fungi. Additionally, they eliminate the need to use multiple disinfectants, with lower probability of generating excessive oxidation in cleaning schedules. , Furthermore, they are quite effective at a wide range of temperatures, helping reduce energy costs. At room temperature, they produce excellent results.

Oxônia Ativo 150

  • Peracetic acid-based peroxyacid used in the food and beverage industry as a general disinfectant; it can also be used for cleaning of stainless steel surfaces.
  • Main benefits: broad biocide spectrum when applied at low temperature. After application, the residues sent to the effluent station are fully biodegradable. In the recommended use conditions, the product is compatible to the various products used in food equipment.

About Ecolab
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2016 sales of $13 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit Follow us on Twitter @ecolab or Facebook at

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